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Christopher Carson May 20th, 2020 06:07 AM

[Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
We have a bumper crop of 15 definitions for WIFTY, one of which is the genuine article. Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before deadline, which is 6:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2020, or 3:00 AM PDT .

1. A wickedly brisk westerly wind.
2. Swift, breezy.
3. Impractical, flighty, or unfocused.
4. British Army slang for a coveted deployment, in a
pleasant climate and away from active combat.
5. A small side-altar; a wayside oratory [< OE weofod
'altar']
6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the
straight line.
7. The Northern white-faced owl, _Ptilopsis leucotis_,
named for its call.
8. Haughty; pretentious.
9. A pair of two or three wheeled pulleys used to hoist a
gaff.
10. Suspicious.
11. The contents of a housewife, especially the tape-
measure.
12. [Slang] A strong network connection on a wireless
device.
13. Odorous.
14. Magic; unbelievable.
15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.

Chris
Da Dealah

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Judy Madnick May 20th, 2020 07:52 AM

RE: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
This may be too obvious, but I'll vote for 1 and 2.

Judy Madnick
Albany, NY

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France International/Mike Shefler May 20th, 2020 08:31 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
I'll vote for 11 and 15 because they couldn't possibly be right.

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Tim Lodge May 20th, 2020 08:37 AM

[Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
6 and 15, please.

6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the straight line.

15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.

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Johnb - co.uk May 20th, 2020 09:19 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
#3 plus #6 please

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Dave Cunningham May 20th, 2020 09:23 AM

[Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
5 and 6 as being sorta similar

Dave


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Joseph Leckenby May 20th, 2020 09:39 AM

[Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
Two and three please.
On Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:07:04 AM UTC-4, Chris wrote:
>
> We have a bumper crop of 15 definitions for WIFTY, one of which is the
> genuine article. Please vote for two, by public reply to this message,
> before deadline, which is 6:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2020, or 3:00 AM
> PDT .
>
>
>
> 1. A wickedly brisk westerly wind.
>
> 2. Swift, breezy.
>
> 3. Impractical, flighty, or unfocused.
>
> 4. British Army slang for a coveted deployment, in a
>
> pleasant climate and away from active combat.
>
> 5. A small side-altar; a wayside oratory [< OE weofod
>
> ‘altar’]
>
> 6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the
>
> straight line.
>
> 7. The Northern white-faced owl, _Ptilopsis leucotis_,
>
> named for its call.
>
> 8. Haughty; pretentious.
>
> 9. A pair of two or three wheeled pulleys used to hoist a
>
> gaff.
>
> 10. Suspicious.
>
> 11. The contents of a housewife, especially the tape-
>
> measure.
>
> 12. [Slang] A strong network connection on a wireless
>
> device.
>
> 13. Odorous.
>
> 14. Magic; unbelievable.
>
> 15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.
>
>
>
> Chris
>
> Da Dealah
>
>
>


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Daniel B Widdis May 20th, 2020 09:45 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
1 made me laugh, and 11 made me laugh a second time.



From: Dixonary <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> on behalf of Christopher Carson <clcarson (AT) live (DOT) com>
Reply-To: Dixonary <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com>
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 4:07 AM
To: Dixonary <Dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com>
Subject: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY



We have a bumper crop of 15 definitions for WIFTY, one of which is the genuine article. Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before deadline, which is 6:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2020, or 3:00 AM PDT .



1. A wickedly brisk westerly wind.

2. Swift, breezy.

3. Impractical, flighty, or unfocused.

4. British Army slang for a coveted deployment, in a

****pleasant climate and away from active combat.

5. A small side-altar; a wayside oratory [< OE weofod

****‘altar’]

6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the

****straight line.

7. The Northern white-faced owl, _Ptilopsis leucotis_,

****named for its call.

8. Haughty; pretentious.

9. A pair of two or three wheeled pulleys used to hoist a

****gaff.

10. Suspicious.

11. The contents of a housewife, especially the tape-

*** measure.

12. [Slang] A strong network connection on a wireless

****device.

13. Odorous.

14. Magic; unbelievable.

15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.



Chris

Da Dealah



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Debbie May 20th, 2020 10:10 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
There's 5 definitions I like this time, but i will go with #3 and 4. Thanks..

On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:07 AM Christopher Carson <clcarson (AT) live (DOT) com>
wrote:

> We have a bumper crop of 15 definitions for WIFTY, one of which is the
> genuine article. Please vote for two, by public reply to this message,
> before deadline, which is 6:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2020, or 3:00 AM
> PDT .
>
>
>
> 1. A wickedly brisk westerly wind.
>
> 2. Swift, breezy.
>
> 3. Impractical, flighty, or unfocused.
>
> 4. British Army slang for a coveted deployment, in a
>
> pleasant climate and away from active combat.
>
> 5. A small side-altar; a wayside oratory [< OE weofod
>
> ‘altar’]
>
> 6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the
>
> straight line.
>
> 7. The Northern white-faced owl, _Ptilopsis leucotis_,
>
> named for its call.
>
> 8. Haughty; pretentious.
>
> 9. A pair of two or three wheeled pulleys used to hoist a
>
> gaff.
>
> 10. Suspicious.
>
> 11. The contents of a housewife, especially the tape-
>
> measure.
>
> 12. [Slang] A strong network connection on a wireless
>
> device.
>
> 13. Odorous.
>
> 14. Magic; unbelievable.
>
> 15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.
>
>
>
> Chris
>
> Da Dealah
>
>
>
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Tim B May 20th, 2020 12:06 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
10 and 13, please.

Best wishes,
Tim Bourne.

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May 20th, 2020 07:21 PM

RE: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
I’ll go with 3 and 6.

Alan



From: dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com <dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com> On Behalf Of Christopher Carson
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 7:07 AM
To: Dixonary (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com
Subject: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY



We have a bumper crop of 15 definitions for WIFTY, one of which is the genuine article. Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before deadline, which is 6:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2020, or 3:00 AM PDT .



1. A wickedly brisk westerly wind.

2. Swift, breezy.

3. Impractical, flighty, or unfocused.

4. British Army slang for a coveted deployment, in a

pleasant climate and away from active combat.

5. A small side-altar; a wayside oratory [< OE weofod

‘altar’]

6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the

straight line.

7. The Northern white-faced owl, _Ptilopsis leucotis_,

named for its call.

8. Haughty; pretentious.

9. A pair of two or three wheeled pulleys used to hoist a

gaff.

10. Suspicious.

11. The contents of a housewife, especially the tape-

measure.

12. [Slang] A strong network connection on a wireless

device.

13. Odorous.

14. Magic; unbelievable.

15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.



Chris

Da Dealah



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nancygoat May 20th, 2020 07:33 PM

[Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
I'll take 3 and 6 this time.

Note, my def is not there, either.

Nancy

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Shani Naylor May 20th, 2020 07:33 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
While intrigued that a housewife might have "contents", I'll vote 6 & 8.
And with 4 defs missing, that means a total of 19 players...



On Wed, 20 May 2020, 11:07 PM Christopher Carson, <clcarson (AT) live (DOT) com> wrote:

> We have a bumper crop of 15 definitions for WIFTY, one of which is the
> genuine article. Please vote for two, by public reply to this message,
> before deadline, which is 6:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2020, or 3:00 AM
> PDT .
>
>
>
> 1. A wickedly brisk westerly wind.
>
> 2. Swift, breezy.
>
> 3. Impractical, flighty, or unfocused.
>
> 4. British Army slang for a coveted deployment, in a
>
> pleasant climate and away from active combat.
>
> 5. A small side-altar; a wayside oratory [< OE weofod
>
> ‘altar’]
>
> 6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the
>
> straight line.
>
> 7. The Northern white-faced owl, _Ptilopsis leucotis_,
>
> named for its call.
>
> 8. Haughty; pretentious.
>
> 9. A pair of two or three wheeled pulleys used to hoist a
>
> gaff.
>
> 10. Suspicious.
>
> 11. The contents of a housewife, especially the tape-
>
> measure.
>
> 12. [Slang] A strong network connection on a wireless
>
> device.
>
> 13. Odorous.
>
> 14. Magic; unbelievable.
>
> 15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.
>
>
>
> Chris
>
> Da Dealah
>
>
>
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Tim B May 21st, 2020 03:09 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
> While intrigued that a housewife might have "contents"

A "housewife" (pronounced "hussif", I was told, but that may be regional) was the term for a mending
kit issued to British soldiers. I still have one bought from a surplus shop and used when camping.

Best wishes,
Tim Bourne.

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Tim Lodge May 21st, 2020 05:19 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
Tim B is absolutely right about the housewife and its pronunciation. I was
issued with one when I joined the Royal Air Force nearly 60 years ago, and
spent my first week using the contents to sew nametags on all my clothes, .

-- Tim L

On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:10:18 AM UTC+1, Tim B wrote:
>
> > While intrigued that a housewife might have "contents"

>
> A "housewife" (pronounced "hussif", I was told, but that may be regional)
> was the term for a mending
> kit issued to British soldiers. I still have one bought from a surplus
> shop and used when camping.
>
> Best wishes,
> Tim Bourne.
>


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Efrem G Mallach May 21st, 2020 08:24 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
Sounds like an adjective to me, though that doesn't narrow it down enough. Of those, I'll take the impractical, unbelievable 3 and 14.

Efrem

========================

> On May 20, 2020, at 7:07 AM, Christopher Carson <clcarson (AT) live (DOT) com> wrote:
>
> We have a bumper crop of 15 definitions for WIFTY, one of which is the genuine article. Please vote for two, by public reply to this message, before deadline, which is 6:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2020, or 3:00 AM PDT .
>
> 3. Impractical, flighty, or unfocused.
> .
> 14. Magic; unbelievable.


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Stephen Dixon May 21st, 2020 11:04 AM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
Several of these sound quite probable, which is always a problem. Ah,
well...I'll go with

#1- the westerly breeze, and

#3 - flighty

*#1 *& *#3*

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On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 7:07 AM Christopher Carson <clcarson (AT) live (DOT) com>
wrote:

> We have a bumper crop of 15 definitions for WIFTY, one of which is the
> genuine article. Please vote for two, by public reply to this message,
> before deadline, which is 6:00 AM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2020, or 3:00 AM
> PDT .
>
>
>
> 1. A wickedly brisk westerly wind.
>
> 2. Swift, breezy.
>
> 3. Impractical, flighty, or unfocused.
>
> 4. British Army slang for a coveted deployment, in a
>
> pleasant climate and away from active combat.
>
> 5. A small side-altar; a wayside oratory [< OE weofod
>
> ‘altar’]
>
> 6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the
>
> straight line.
>
> 7. The Northern white-faced owl, _Ptilopsis leucotis_,
>
> named for its call.
>
> 8. Haughty; pretentious.
>
> 9. A pair of two or three wheeled pulleys used to hoist a
>
> gaff.
>
> 10. Suspicious.
>
> 11. The contents of a housewife, especially the tape-
>
> measure.
>
> 12. [Slang] A strong network connection on a wireless
>
> device.
>
> 13. Odorous.
>
> 14. Magic; unbelievable.
>
> 15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.
>
>
>
> Chris
>
> Da Dealah
>
>
>
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Tony Abell May 21st, 2020 05:35 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
I'll take 6 for plausibility and 15 for creativity:

> 6. [Scot.] Aside, on or to one side; awry; off from the
> straight line.


> 15. A cold native Alaskan man who is over the age of sixty.


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Tony Abell May 21st, 2020 05:40 PM

Re: [Dixonary] Rnd 3074 - WIFTY
 
That is a relief to know. I was wondering why a housewife would swallow a
tape measure and who knows how many other tools.

------------------------------------------
On 2020-05-21 at 6:19 Tim Lodge wrote:

> Tim B is absolutely right about the housewife and its pronunciation. I was
> issued with one when I joined the Royal Air Force nearly 60 years ago, and
> spent my first week using the contents to sew nametags on all my clothes, .


> -- Tim L


> On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 9:10:18 AM UTC+1, Tim B wrote:
>>
>> > While intrigued that a housewife might have "contents"

>>
>> A "housewife" (pronounced "hussif", I was told, but that may be regional)
>> was the term for a mending
>> kit issued to British soldiers. I still have one bought from a surplus
>> shop and used when camping.
>>
>> Best wishes,
>> Tim Bourne.
>>


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